Animals are blessed by the Catholic church during the Feast of San Antonio Abad

Blessing of the Animals to celebrate the feast day of San Antonio Abad. Pets and farm animals of every shape and kind, from cats and dogs and birds and turtles, to hens, rabbits, ducks, and the ubiquitous San Miguel de Allende burros—and even goldfish—are brought to the churches to be blessed by the priest.

Locations vary but the blessings are most commonly held at the Parroquia, the Oratorio, San Antonio and San Juan de Dios.


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